Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara broke down the corruption of President Donald Trump’s charity scandal during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday.
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed a suit against the Trump Foundation claiming that the company was used in a way to pay off President Trump’s creditors. The Trump Foundation is run by his children Ivanka and Eric Trump.
Bharara said Underwood had no political motive in bringing the case against President Trump and his children.
“Underwood, is not a political person. She is not even running for attorney general in the fall. She has the respect of people on all sides of the political spectrum,” he said.
Bharara said mass evidence supporting the foundation’s corruption led to the lawsuit. Bharara claimed the organization hasn’t even had an official meeting in over 19-years.
“The board of directors never met, and hasn’t met in I think 19 years, since 1999. It was a foundation that over, and over again backed up by specific pieces of evidence, by e-mail and documents, and by very credible, concrete allegations was used as a funnel to pay off legal debt, to various charities, or to further his political campaign,” he said. ” It’s clear as black and white, it’s not supposed to engage in politics.”
Bharara continued: “There are allegations after allegations that this foundation was basically a front for Donald Trump, and his business interests to do what they pleased. It’s not a large foundation given that Donald Trump is a billionaire, yet you see the foundation didn’t have any employees. It didn’t have any oversight. It was governed on a whim.”
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As CNN covered shots of protests in Washington, D.C., one demonstrator could clearly be seen scaling a Secret Service building, before taking out a can of spray paint and writing "F**K TRUMP" on the edifice.
Some commenters on social media noticed, and tweeted their support for the protester.
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"He is trying to clean up this tweet that he posted last night," said Acosta. "First, just what the president said a few moments ago. He said the looters in Minneapolis should not be able to drown out the voice of so many peaceful protesters. That, obviously, is a very mild version of what he was trying to say or he claims he was trying to say last night when he tweeted, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." That obviously is an expression steeped in all kinds of ugliness. The Miami Police chief back in 1967, when there was unrest in that city, used that expression. George Wallace, the segregationist, used words like that in 1968."